The SAT must be administered within the four-day period that begins with the Saturday national test day (see Register for the SAT). The SSD Coordinator at the testing school determines the specific date, start time, and location within the school, and then notifies students. All students testing at the same school must begin on the same day.
Testing may begin on any day within the testing window (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday), but it’s best to begin testing as early as possible so you can return the answer sheets promptly and allow for timely reporting of student scores.
All students who take the SAT with 100 percent extended time are tested at their school. Students test over two days if they are testing with 100% extended time in reading (for both SAT and SAT with Essay), or testing with 100% extended time in both math and writing and taking the SAT with Essay. This is the two-day testing schedule:
- Day 1: Complete ID information and test sections 1–3. Test materials must be locked in a secure area overnight.
- Day 2: Complete test sections 4–5. Be sure to give each student the same book and answer sheet they used on the first day.
Students who test over two days may complete the test on Wednesday, but all testing must begin within the four-day window. Testing must end on the next consecutive day within the window, with the exception of students who begin testing on Saturday; they may complete the test on Monday.